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Oscar Nominations Met With Controversy When Only White Actors Selected For Top Acting Categories

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences came under fire Thursday after announcing their Oscar nominations.


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Academy Sues Over Auctioned Oscar Statuette

The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of “My Gal Sal” and is seeking to buy back the statuette for $10.


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Academy Rescinds Original Song Nomination For ‘Alone Yet Not Alone’

The Academy said songwriter Bruce Broughton, a former member of its Board of Governors and current member of the Music Branch’s executive committee, emailed members of the branch during voting.


Tom Sherak, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Academy President Tom Sherak Dies, Aged 68

The Sherak family said in a statement Tuesday he passed away at his home following a long battle with prostate cancer.

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Film Academy Selects First African American President

A veteran publicist is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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J. Lo Among Stars Invited To Join Film Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Lena Dunham, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucy Liu have received one of the most exclusive invitations in Hollywood.


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Film Academy Sets Oscar Dates For 2014, 2015

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that next year’s Oscar ceremony will be held on March 2.


Hollywood is bracing for the climax of its annual awards season this weekend, with British drama 'The King's Speech' and Facebook film 'The Social Network' battling neck-and-neck for top Oscars glory. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Concern Over Oscar Voting Extends Deadline

Growing concern that problems with the new electronic Oscar voting system could lead to record-low turnout has prompted the motion picture academy to extend the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations.


Nate Sanders displays the collection of Oscar statuettes that his auction company will sell online to the highest bidder on February 24, 2012 in Brentwood, California. (credit: Toby Canham/Getty Images)

Academy Unhappy But Helpless To Stop Oscar Auction

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is not pleased with plans to auction off 15 Oscar statuettes from such films as “Citizen Kane,” ”Wuthering Heights” and “Little Women.”


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Kodak Seeks To Pull Its Name From Iconic Hollywood Theatre

The Eastman Kodak Company Wednesday asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to void its 20-year $75 million contract with CIM Group, which gives it naming rights to the landmark theatre located in the Hollywood and Highland Center.


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Director Brett Ratner Resigns As Oscars Producer After Using Homophobic Slur

Director Brett Ratner, who came under fire for using a gay slur after a Los Angeles screening of his film “Tower Heist,” resigned Tuesday as the producer of next year’s Oscar telecast.

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Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones To Receive Oscars

Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones and makeup artist Dick Smith will be getting Oscars.


Oscars Hold To Late February Date For 2012

The Academy Awards are sticking to the last weekend in February rather than moving to an earlier date.

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Oscar Envelope Gets A Makeover

The plain white envelope is out and the names of this year’s Oscar winners will be annouced from a custom-designed keepsake.


Winners of the Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievement: Tom Sherak, Marisa Tomei, Richard Edlund, David M. Laur, Arnauld Lamorlette, James Rodnusky, Alex MacDonald, Mark Chapman, Tim Drnec, Ben Britten Smith, Matt Davis, Denny Clairmont, Neil Wilson, Mark Sagar, Rory McGregor, Alan Rogers, Gautham Krishnamurti,Chris Allen, Lance Kimes, Florian Kainz, Eric Tabellion, Mark Noel, John Frazier and Greg Ercolano pose at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Scientific & Technical Awards on February 12, 2011 in Beverly Hills. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Academy Honors Behind-The-Scenes Technology

Nineteen computer engineers, wire-mounted camera developers and other technicians reveled in a rare spotlight Saturday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual ceremony focused on the latter part of its name.